Seymour Man Arrested after Running from Police, Stealing Car

(BROWNSTOWN) –  Brownstown Police officers arrested a 24-year-old Seymour man on Thursday after he ran from police and then stole a vehicle.

Lakota Snyder is facing two counts of auto theft, robbery, residential entry, two counts of resisting law enforcement, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while never receiving a driver’s license, refusal to submit to a chemical test, and he was wanted on a warrant out of Jackson County. He is being held in the Jackson County jail without bond.

Brownstown officers made a traffic stop on a car near the intersection of County Roads 300 North and 225 West, in Jackson County around 4:12 p.m. When the vehicle stopped, police say the driver got out but the passenger, later identified as Snyder, jumped into the driver’s seat and sped off.

Officers quickly initiated a pursuit north on County Road 225W for about a half-mile before the vehicle left the road and traveled through several fields and yards. Snyder then left the vehicle and fled on foot into a cornfield.

Snyder then forced his way into a house. He told police he had a gun. He then stole the homeowner’s car and fled.

Officers finally stopped the car and apprehended Snyder.